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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Jeju Island, South Korea

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Jeju Island...

Jeju Island is a surf spot in South Korea. The water temperature around Jeju Island changes dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 15.1°C (59.1°F) in March up to 26.5°C (79.6°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Jeju Island is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Jeju Island?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Jeju Island is approximately:
15°C (60°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in proximity to Jeju Island. A spot, which is not too far away, is Hae un dae, which is almost 203.9km (126.6miles) away from Jeju Island. Click here for directions and for more information on Hae un dae and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try surfing Busan, which is 203.9km (126.7miles) away from Jeju Island.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are located in close proximity to Jeju Island. One that might be worth checking out is Haeundae Beach, which is almost 204km (126.7miles) away from Jeju Island. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Fulong Beach, 633.4km (393.4miles) away from Jeju Island.

What wetsuit is needed for Jeju Island?

The water temperature at Jeju Island is very warm, reaching up to 26°C (80°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a rashguard or light top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most people will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Jeju Island. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures come down to 15°C (59°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Jeju Island?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during spring. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during fall when sea temperatures reach 21 to 26°C (71-80°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Jeju Island: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Jeju Island...

Do you know what the the city Argana in Morocco, the city Sanfre in Italy, and the city Eretria in Greece have in common with Jeju Island? Click on the links to find out...